This salad has been served at the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover as long as I can remember. It’s a jellied salad, which is something you don’t see that often any more and it’s quite unique. Most people know the Erie Beach as the place to go for Lake Erie perch and celery bread, but if you visit The Cove Room which is the lower level more formal dining room, you’ll have a salad cart brought right to your table. Everyone has a favourite from their selection of classic and retro sides. This one is mine.
Maybe you don’t have a barbecue. Or maybe it’s just too cold or windy or rainy to tend to ribs cooking on the grill. Whatever the reason, you can still get that barbecue flavour by cooking ribs on a baking sheet. And no, this is not one of those trendy sheet pan recipes. It was given to me in the 80s by a sweet lady I worked with who was brought up in Missouri and was how her mama prepared ribs at home.
There are so many interesting ways to use up leftover turkey but sometimes the traditional favourites are best. Homemade turkey soup is probably the most popular. Adding some noodles to slurp up just makes Turkey Noodle Soup that much more fun to eat . And what could be more comforting on a chilly day?
I should call this “pumpkin” wink wink pie. Because you can actually make this with no pumpkin. At all. Nope, no pumpkin. In fact when I was a kid, likely most of the “pumpkin pie” I had was made from squash. And no one ever knew the difference.
People love skillet dinners because they’re easy and quick. Chicken and Rice with Tomato Skillet Dinner uses leftover cooked chicken and is made and baked in one pan. Any meal that’s low on the budget and cleanup scale while being high in the flavour department is a winner.